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A tribute to two of the most influential rap icons in the Philippine rap history.
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About Gloc-9

Humble beginnings are cliché in this land of rags, but layer it with rap as a genre and the only one we’ve got is Gloc-9. Moving from love and dance rap to socially relevant music, Gloc-9’s songwriting is one that’s unique in these shores premised as it is on his own personal history of struggle, yet refusing as it does narcissism or self-aggrandizement. Here are songs that insist on looking at nation, with compassion on the one hand and fearlessness on the other, where the demand for fundamental change is cloaked in words familiar and painful. That in the end these reveal the times to its core, as we should know it, can only be the point.

In the past three years Gloc-9 has risen to become the one Filipino musician to bravely engage with the travails of nation. That he has been embraced by mainstream television and radio while he has remained unflinching in his critical stance about current society, therein lies his music’s power. Pinoy rap lives. And his name is Gloc-9.
 "Alalay ng Hari" the third track from his 2012 Album. MKNM (Mgas kwento ng Makata)
Francis Michael Durango Magalona (October 4, 1964 – March 6, 2009), also known as FrancisM, Master Rapper, MC The Mouth and The Man From Manila, was a Filipino rapper, entrepreneur, songwriter, producer, actor, director, and photographer. He was the first Filipino rapper in the Philippines to cross over into the mainstream. He was credited for having pioneered the merging of rap with Pinoy rock, becoming a significant influence to artists in that genre as well. He was also a television host on MTV Asia and Channel V Philippines and on noontime variety television show Eat Bulaga! Magalona died seven months after being diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia.[2] Magalona was later awarded a posthumous Presidential Medal of Merit. The award's citation noted that it had been given “for his musical and artistic brilliance, his deep faith in the Filipino and his sense of national pride that continue to inspire us.”
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